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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. IV - Page 249« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of J. W. Fritz Resumed)

Mr. Dulles.
I have no other questions.
Mr. Mccloy.
We are through. We thank you very much for your cooperation, Captain.

J.C. Day

Testimony of J. C. Day

Mr. Mccloy.
Do you solemnly swear the testimony you give at this hearing will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?
Mr. Day.
I do.
Mr. Belin.
State your name for the Commission.
Mr. Day.
J. C. Day.
Mr. Belin.
What is your occupation?
Mr. Day.
Lieutenant, Dallas Police Department assigned to the crime scene search section of the identification bureau.
Mr. Belin.
How old are you?
Mr. Day.
Fifty.
Mr. Belin.
How long have you been associated with the Dallas Police Department?
Mr. Day.
Twenty-three years.
Mr. Belin.
Did you go to school in Texas?
Mr. Day.
Yes, sir.
Mr. Belin.
How far did you get through school?
Mr. Day.
Through high school.
Mr. Belin.
And then what did you do?
Mr. Day.
I went to work for a machinery company there in Dallas for about 9 years before I went with the city.
Mr. Belin.
Then you went there directly to the city?
Mr. Day.
Yes, sir.
Mr. Belin.
Were you on duty on November 22, 1963?
Mr. Day.
Yes, sir.
Mr. Belin.
Could you describe your activities from about noon on of that day?
Mr. Day.
I was in the identification bureau at the city hall. About a quarter of one I was in the basement of the city hall, which is three floors under me actually I am on the fourth floor--and a rumor swept through there that the President had been shot.
I returned to my office to get on the radio and wait for the developments. Shortly before 1 o'clock I received a call from the police dispatcher to go to 411 Elm Street, Dallas.
Mr. Belin.
Is there any particular building at that particular location?
Mr. Day.
The Texas School Book Depository, I believe is the correct name on it.
Mr. Belin.
Did you go there?
Mr. Day.
Yes, sir; I went out of my office almost straight up 1 o'clock. I arrived at the location on Elm about 1:12.
Mr. Belin.
What did you do when you got there?
Mr. Day.
I was directed to the sixth floor by the police inspector who was at the front door when I arrived.
Mr. Belin.
Do you know who that was?
Mr. Day.
Inspector Sawyer.
Mr. Belin.
What did you do when you got to the sixth floor?
Mr. Day.
I had to go up the stairs. The elevator--we couldn't figure out how to run it. When I got to the head of the stairs, I believe it was the patrolman standing there, I am not sure, stated they had found some hulls over in the northeast corner of the building, and I proceeded to that area excuse me, southeast corner of the building.
Mr. Belin.
Now, in your 23 years of work for the Dallas Police Department, have you had occasion to spend a good number of these years in crime-scene matters?
Mr. Day.
Yes, sir.
Mr. Belin.
How long, about?
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